Media release

United Australia Party grows membership to 80,000

The United Australia Party’s membership numbers have now topped 80,000, greatly exceeding the major parties, Clive Palmer announced today.

“Our party has now reached 80,000 members, making our base larger than that of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens.

“We now have the largest political party membership in Australia by a long way,’’ Mr Palmer said.

Recent reports show that the Liberal Party membership is 32,000 and dropping quickly while Labor was now down to 50,000.

“The number of Australians joining under the leadership of Craig Kelly is unprecedent in Australia’s history,’’ Mr Palmer said.

The United Australia Party will be contesting all 151 House of Representative seats and Senate positions across Australia.

Mr Palmer said the huge influx of members to the United Australia Party was a clear indication that Australian voters were fed up with the status quo of the major parties.

“Under the major parties, we are seeing families break up, the economy declining and an increase in mental health problems.

“At this time Australia needs a truly representative government, we need strong leadership and the United Australia Party is the only party that can achieve this,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“United Australia Party Leader Craig Kelly and myself have a strong resolve to justify the faith our supporters have shown.

“With a strong field of candidates and our many thousands of members behind us, we will do our very best to win the next Federal Election.

“Our nation is crying out for help and the time has come to stand up and make a difference. It is clear by huge numbers of people who have joined the United Australia Party in recent weeks that Australians are fed up and want to change and support our great country,’’ Mr Palmer said.

I call on all Australians who have had enough of the major parties who have led our nation into such chaos to go to the United Australia party’s website and join us in this fight.

“Let’s take a stand and get ready for the upcoming election because we can never trust the Liberals, Labor or The Greens again.

“Under United Australia Party leadership, we will grow our economy, we will return freedoms to all Australians and we will govern by listening to our citizens,’’ Mr Palmer said.